1963 CHEVY CORVAIR 95 RAMPSIDE -- THE CORVAIR PICKUP TRUCK
Corvair, Chevrolet's first compact car, featured a rear-mounted, air-cooled
engine like the VW Beetle. Chevy followed the German company's lead further
by turning the Corvair into a van and a pickup with the 1963 Chevrolet
Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup. Conversion from a sedan to a van/pickup
involved moving the driver seat forward over the front wheels. Total length
stayed at 180 inches, but wheelbase actually shrank from 108 to 95 inches.
The commercial series was badged "Corvair 95" for its wheelbase. Three
models were offered -- Corvan, Loadside, and Rampside. The Corvan was a
panel van. The Loadside was a pickup with conventional double-walled box
and rear tailgate, while the Rampside added a door on the right side of the
bed that folded down to form a ramp. Unique to Corvair, this feature
allowed heavy loads to be rolled instead of lifted into the bed, and
Chevrolet sales literature never missed a chance to illustrate it. The top
edge was covered with rubber to protect it when lowered to the ground or
The cargo bed was longer than a conventional truck's bed, but wasn't level.
The rear half of the floor had to be raised to clear the engine. Corvair
95 sales never took off and pickups were never as popular as Corvans. The
1963 Rampside listed for $2,212 when new, but found only 2,046 buyers.
Like the Chevy Corvair, this Corvair 95 Rampside pickup is unique and is a
rarity to find one today. Thanks very much for viewing this Corvair 95
Rampside pickup truck.
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1961 CORVAIR RAMPSIDE, UNIQUE COMPACT PICKUP TRUCK
1961 WAS THE 2ND YEAR FOR CORVAIR A REVOLUTIONARY REAR ENGINED COMPACT
PRODUCED BY CHEVY IN RESPONSE TO CHRYLSER'S PLYMOUTH VALIENT AND FORD'S
FALCON. CORVAIR BROUGHT OUT A LINE OF COMPACT TRUCKS TO ADD TO THE LINE
AND A STATION WAGON CALLED THE LAKEWOOD. THERE WERE 3 TRUCK PRODUCTS:
PICKUP, VAN WITH WINDOWS OR PANEL, ( WHICH CAN BE CONSIDERED THE FIRST
MINI VAN ), AND THE RAMPSIDE. THE UNIQUE THING ABOUT THE RAMPSIDE WAS AS
THE NAME IMPLIES, A RAMP ON THE SIDE SO CARGO COULD BE WHEELED UP THE RAMP
INTO THE CARGO BAY. THE ENGINE FOR THE RAMPSIDE WAS STILL RATED AT 80BHP.
TRANSMISSIONS WERE EITHER A MANUAL OR AN OPTIONAL AUTOMATIC. THE STEERING
WHEEL WAS MOUNTED OVER THE FRONT WHEELS LIKE THE VOLKSWAGEN VAN. THIS
EXAMPLE HERE IS RESTORED ALTHOUGH SLIGHTLY MODIFIED WITH THE STEERING
WHEEL, SOME DASH GAUGES, THE WHEELS, AND THE PAINT IS NOT FACTORY. THE
INTEGRITY OF THIS RARE CORVAIR STILL EXIST AND THIS A GREAT RESTORATION.
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1962 Corvair Series 95 Rampside Pickup - Flat Black Hot Rod Hauler
I thought you'd like a look at this 1962 Corvair Rampside pickup. It's
looking pretty cool with it's flat black paint, custom pinstriping, and
chrome smoothies. I rarely come across one of these unusual, air-cooled
trucks. Hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton IL
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available
under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
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